So... Any idea what might scare both Liberals and Cons?
This is a doozy. I found a social program that might actually work! Sounds like a great concept, and you know if would be terrible for both sides.
This is about an area in Toronto that is well-well-well known for it's gangs and violence. It is a hugely pop culture icon as the place
Black gangsters to come out of. Fraud, Drugs, Guns, Shootings, Stabbings, Robbery.... All kinds of crime! Equal opportunists. They are not limited to
York University project combats the ‘violence of low expectation’ plaguing youth
Here is a university program that has been set up essentially for university students to mentor youth who are growing up in the most messed up place
in the city of Toronto.
Gangs and guns make the headlines, but the “violence of low expectations” is taking the real toll on young people in communities like Jane and
Finch, says York University researcher Uzo Anucha.
So Anucha and her team at York’s School of Social Work are linking 40 university students with 40 youth in a Jane-Finch high school to raise
You like to play basketball? Stage a tournament.
You have a talent for rap? Put on a talent show.
Tired of seeing your neighbourhood dissed in the media? Create your own newscast .
This is just a taste of the challenges each of the eight teams of university and high school students tackled as part of the innovative project
launched last summer.
So why do I say "watch out Liberals" ?????
Well, very specific, Liberals love to spend money on social programs. Forget if those programs make money or not. Forget if they are actually working
what their efficacy rates are or whether or not they are sustainable, etc. Liberals are after funding dollars simple as that. You hardly ever see
innovative programs that actually work!
Or even look like they are going to work.... I might be getting ahead of myself, it could be a total failure, but in my opinion this program looks
more promising than any of the other ones I am familiar with. In any case, I say "watch out liberals" because what happens if you find the master
solution for something at it works.
So what about conservatives? Watch out. I know you guys hate social programs... but if this one works, you might have to eat crow.
How it's run by the SSHRC:
The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) is the federal research funding agency that promotes and supports
postsecondary-based research and training in the humanities and social sciences.
Technically you could say the conservatives funded it because Harper is running the country and he's in power... But alas, it's not about who is or
isn't directly responsible, it's about how successful it is.
40 youths are enrolled into the program. If you add in medical bills, etcs. If you add in prison costs, etc. If you add in everything these kids are
going to require from the state in their daily function... So yep
If this works it will be a long needed step in changing the futures mapped out for these at risk youth, How much the public will spend on this is
nothing compared to all the little charges that will accumulate.
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